FLYBABIES with babies –

One of the things I’m really impressed with, on the FLYLADY forum, is the number of young-ish women with small children who are really in earnest about their responsibilities as wives, homemakers, and moms. These gals are highly motivated to create healthy, constructive environments for their families – and they’re busting their “FRANNIES” to get things done.

Ladies – I look at you and remember how I struggled, and sometimes just flat gave up and didn’t struggle, when my beautiful daughters were small, and I so greatly admire you for your vision, your determination, your great hearts and characters.

I also envy you for your wisdom in pursuing this course now. I wish I could take what I know now, and visit myself nearly thirty years ago, before my older daughter was born. I’d have made a much happier and more stable home for them – and for my poor husband, who unbeknownst to me had his own private and secret battles at the time. I sure as heck didn’t make his life any easier or pleasanter; in fact, I made it a lot more difficult.

I have lots of regrets, lots of remorse. You’ll be spared that.

Keep fluttering. Remember: Baby Steps.

God bless you.


If you haven’t found Marla at, you’re missing out on the really fun action.

Flylady now has a community forum – I joined a week ago – and outside Catholic Online it’s some of the nicest women I’ve ever met in my LIFE. Talk about support! encouragement! good cheer! consolations! MOTIVATION!!!

I’ll post later about my experiences this past week as a renewing FLYBABY – but I see a bunch of gals have hit my link from my posts, and I wanted to say HELLO!!!

Update: Nora!

Several wonderful things happening for my dear friend Nora – just want to share them with you all. I can do this because she is very outspoken about her problems being “hounded” by “The Black Dog.”

“Black Dog” is not only on “sit” and “STAY” – I think he’s been kennelled for a while! Nora says God has finally led her to her “Happy Pill.” This is something to be truly grateful for, because the dear gal has really suffered terribly.

BUT the REALLY GREAT NEWS: NORA IS A GRANDMA. Her Daughter out West somewhere (I’m not saying, although I know – there are SOME people’s privacy issues, right?) had an absolutely GORGEOUS baby boy over the weekend. He was almost 3 weeks early by dates, but he already weighted a bit over 7 lbs. (I wonder what his gestational testing revealed – was he at term, and they missed her dates? or was he on his way to being a big ol’ Bubba?)

Singing Te Deums for Nora –